Heroine Interview from Mary’s Blessing by Lena Nelson Dooley

» Posted on May 22, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

This week I’m hosting Lena Nelson Dooley with Mary’s Blessings, Rhonda Gibson with The Marshal’s Promise, Allie Pleiter with Homefront Hero, and Tessa Afshar with Harvest of Rubies.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (May 27th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Mary’s Blessings by Lena Nelson Dooley:

1.  Mary Lenora Murray, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m not sure how interesting this is, but I was adopted when I was a tiny baby while my family was on the Oregon Trail traveling toward Oregon City.

2.  What do you do for fun?

My life has been hard, because my mother died when I was only eleven years old, and I’ve had to help raise my younger siblings. I do like going to the church socials. That’s the only time I’m really away from home for any length of time.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Because I’m responsible for the household, I don’t get the luxury of putting things off. I often dream of maybe someday getting to have a life of my own, but that’s far in the future.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I don’t think I could stand it if I lost another member of my immediate family. If my sister or either of my brothers get sick, I worry a lot.

5.  What do you want out of life?

What other women my age consider as commonplace has no place in my life. I can only dream of being a wife and mother.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

I don’t feel that anyone, except my adoptive mother, has ever really loved me. I want someone to love me for who I am. Truly love me forever.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I don’t have much time to read, but I do read the Bible and occasionally a Harper’s Bazar magazine.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

That’s a hard question. I wish I knew what it is about me that makes people not love me. Then I would change that thing.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

With all the work on the farm and all the animals around, I don’t have time for a pet. I do love our horse. When I was younger, I would ride bareback and whisper my secret desires to Brownie.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I would go back to the time I was born and find out why my birth parents gave me away.

 

3 Comments

  1. MARY’S BLESSING looks like such a wonderful read.

    I have to say that Mary sounds so sad. I look forward to reading her story.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  2. Mary, thanks for dropping by. I think you’ll like the way Mary’s character develops in the book.

  3. Now here’s a young woman carrying around a lot of sadness. Still, we can all relate to feeling unwanted at times…

    mylab1122 (at) GMAIL (dot) com

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